|Lesley Hazleton: On reading the Koran - TED.com|
Lesley Hazleton sat down one day to read the Koran. And what she found -- as a non-Muslim, a self-identified "tourist" in the Islamic holy book -- wasn't what she expected. With serious scholarship and warm humor, Hazleton shares the grace, flexibility and mystery she found, in this myth-debunking talk from TEDxRainier.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxRainier; TED; Talks; culture; global issues; journalism; religion; 2010
|Chris Bliss: Comedy is translation - TED.com|
Every act of communication is, in some way, an act of translation. Onstage at TEDxRainier, writer Chris Bliss thinks hard about the way that great comedy can translate deep truths for a mass audience.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxRainier; TED; Talks; communication; entertainment; humor; language; literature; 2011
|Patricia Kuhl: The linguistic genius of babies - TED.com|
At TEDxRainier, Patricia Kuhl shares astonishing findings about how babies learn one language over another -- by listening to the humans around them and "taking statistics" on the sounds they need to know. Clever lab experiments (and brain scans) show how 6-month-old babies use sophisticated reasoning to understand their world.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxRainier; TED; Talks; brain; children; language; science; technology; 2010
|Rob Harmon: How the market can keep streams flowing - TED.com|
With streams and rivers drying up because of over-usage, Rob Harmon has implemented an ingenious market mechanism to bring back the water. Farmers and beer companies find their fates intertwined in the intriguing century-old tale of Prickly Pear Creek.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxRainier; TED; Talks; business; environment; global issues; innovation; nature; sustainability; water; 2010
|Leslie Morgan Steiner: Why domestic violence victims don't leave - TED.com|
Leslie Morgan Steiner was in “crazy love” -- that is, madly in love with a man who routinely abused her and threatened her life. Steiner tells the dark story of her relationship, correcting misconceptions many people hold about victims of domestic violence, and explaining how we can all help break the silence. (Filmed at TEDxRainier.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; culture; global issues; love; relationships; violence; women; TEDxRainier; 2012